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    Simply Adult Ballet

    It’s more like a demi- rond isn’t it as it doesn’t look like she goes to the back at all, and no beautiful back movement that you get in a renverse. Perhaps it doesn’t have a name, it’s just a piece of choreography!
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    Simply Adult Ballet

    Can do a renverse with grand round de jambe movement but you’re probably right with Italian fouetté!
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    General advice for a young ballet dancer (15yo)

    Cecchetti runs grade 1-6 followed by IF. You definitely couldn’t work on IF in grade 4/5 or inter in grade 6. For example there’s double pirouettes in IF but grade 4 is the first time a proper pirouette is introduced. The exercises all build on each other from grade to grade so you really need to take them in order. The levels aren’t really comparable to the RAD as there is a lot more classical content. There are minimum ages but I think IF is 12 and grade 6 is 11, the syllabus used to be available on line
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    Do you have to break in satin ballet shoes? (not pointe)

    Yes sorry I meant to say that I cut them for soft shoes too but you can still line the ribbon up with the pencil line to give you the correct angle
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    Do you have to break in satin ballet shoes? (not pointe)

    i used this method for positioning the ribbons and it seemed to work just as well for flats. You don't need any elastic on them. In a pointe shoe sometimes the heel pops off because the sole resists bending but that doesn't happen in soft shoes. That size looks much better! The problem with satin is that you really can't get them with more than a couple of mm growing room
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    Leather split soles that hug the arch

    Are you wearing the narrow width (a) in the prolite? My daughters have had them and tbh I don't think they are that much less flattering than the split soles. Perhaps you need smaller/ narrower? I find the sizes on the large side
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    Do you have to break in satin ballet shoes? (not pointe)

    I have a 12.5 a in satin you could have but think they would be too small?
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    Do you have to break in satin ballet shoes? (not pointe)

    We've had Bloch satin in 1/2 sizes although I know they have reduced their range as they no longer do the 'a' width. She looks narrow, can the shop order the 'b' width? Or try and get an 'a'? Bloch also do a stretch stain which may be better? We've had the leather and satin from that range and the leather are shorter in length by at least 1/2 a size. Did she try the 13 on?
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    Do you have to break in satin ballet shoes? (not pointe)

    They look 1/2 a size too big to me. I think satin shoes tend to be a bit bigger than leather ones. The elastics are very far forward too!
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    Leather split soles that hug the arch

    Which Bloch can you get? although they have a number of different models here they are often sold out in various sizes, even at the Main Bloch shop!
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    Leather split soles that hug the arch

    Can you get Bloch pro-arch? They have mesh under the arch so hug nicely! I'd also check your width so that they are a neat fit
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    Sports shoes in different widths?

    We find asics good and you can remove the insole and replace with an orthotic or just a thicker insole.
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    WANTED - Jazz shoes size 1

    They are a capezio 4.5 which i think is more like a 2. I think they run small as my daughter has been in a size 6 since she was a 2 1/2 shoe. I can measure them if you like? They're the ones with the stretchy middle
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    WANTED - Jazz shoes size 1

    I might have some in a 1 1/2
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    Long sleeved leotards

    I've had a nice one from Bloch in the winter before now. Could she wear a small shrug? https://ids.co.uk/bloch-lydia-long-sleeve-shrug.html?sale
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